August 13: Happy Bday Chris Hanburger

Happy birthday Chris Hanburger. Chris was a 9 time Pro Bowler who played 14 seasons and 187 games…all with the Redskins. He was drafted in the 18th round of the NFL draft! How’s that for an overachiever? Unfortunately they didn’t keep track of tackles when he played, did he have 2,000? Is he a Hall of Famer? One thing is for sure…he turned Matthew McConaughey into a Skins fan. A quote from MM from Premiere Magazine:

“The ‘Skins had a linebacker named Chris Hanburger, who’d tackle guys and then dance
over them,” McConaughey says. “I loved him and [running back] John Riggins.”

I wish I was old enough to have watched this guy play. On top of all the football accolades, he went into the automobile business in retirement, furthering his endearment to my heart. He is now living in Darlington, SC and fully retired. Happy 68th Mr. Hanburger.

Happy birthday Greg Manusky. Greg played 3 seasons with the Redskins from 1988-90.
Greg was a special teams standout who also saw time at middle linebacker. He played with a reckless abandon and beat the shit out of himself after every missed tackle. He wore crazy facial hair and Mohawks. He totaled 161 tackles during his tenure. Greg played a total of 12 seasons and 178 games in the NFL. He joined the coaching staff of Marty Schottenheimer in 2001, coaching linebackers for the Skins.
He’s now the defensive coordinator for the 49’ers. Happy 43rd Mr. Manusky.

Happy birthday R.C. Thielemann. RC played 4 seasons with the Redskins from 1985-89. RC played 43 games with the Skins and won a Super Bowl in 87’ as a member of the Hogs. For his career RC played 12 seasons and 157 games in the NFL. RC was a 3-time Pro Bowler. In retirement RC got into the mortgage business and now owns his own mortgage business. Happy 54th Mr. Thielemann.

Happy birthday Chris Dishman. Chris played for the Skins in 1997 and 1998. Chris earned a trip to the Pro Bowl in 97’ after a stellar campaign. He played in all 32 games in his 2 years with DC, totaling 6 int’s and 130 tackles. Overall, Chris played 199 games over 13 seasons in the NFL, grabbing 43 picks. In retirement he got into coaching and now coaches the secondary for the Chargers and his old coach, Norv Turner. Happy 44th Mr. Dishman.

Cheers and Hail

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